Murder-for-money bail application

2016-11-23 06:01

A VOLATILE crowd of “for” and “against” bail for the five accused in the murder-for-money trial were once again proclaiming their views outside Greytown Magistrate's Court last Friday as the bail application was being heard by Chief Magistrate Mr C.F. Masikane.

The application was not finalised and the next hearing will take place on Wednesday 2 December.

The five, with strong Greytown and Umvoti connections are Doris Dladla, Hlengiwe Zuma, Mildred Khoza, Zamokwakhe Khanyile and Dodo Khumalo.

They are accused of killing Mzomuhle Zuma by drugging him and then running him down with a vehicle on the Greytown-Msinga road on 27 August, 2015.

The second victim, Sonasokhe Mdlalose, suffered a similar fate on the Matimatolo road in March.

The third intended victim, a mentally handicapped female, survived a similar attack in November 2015 as well as a second attempt to kill her with lethal injections while she was hospital recovering from her injuries.

The fourth victim, a college student, Bongani Gcabashe, was shot dead.

The state advocate said he would lead evidence that insurance policies had been taken out on the victims with the three female accused listed as beneficiaries and that some policies had been paid out on the death of the three.

The case is generating much interest and discussion in the communities of the accused and the victims.

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